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The Bunbury Street Railcam Project update
The Bunbury Street Railcam Project kicked off around May 2011. A project I had been promising to do for a while and luckily I finally found the time. With help from a number of people including Tim, Rob, Peter, Michelle and others we managed to build what I thought might be of some interest to the railfan community.
My inspiration for this project came from the tremendous work undertaken by Graham Elliott at Gheringhap Loop (http://ghaploop.railpage.org.au). I would also like to acknowledge the continued and dedicated support of Michelle who manages the annotations on the photostream with some assiatance from the community.
Never really expecting the site to be of significant interest almost 19 months on I decided it was time to take a look at the flickr stats.
As many of you know Camera #2 is the primary camera covering train movements at the site. Camera #1 has a more general view of the area and sends an image to an ftp server in the USA every 20 seconds. http://tinyurl.com/96gfwat
These images are put together in real time to form a video viewpoint providing railfans with a timelapse of the rail traffic through Sims Street Junction and the Bunbury Street Tunnel.
Camera #2 is a little more interesting in that it uses motion detection to record events on both tracks which mostly involves trains coming and going. Once an event is detected, an image is taken which is sent to Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/Railpage Australia
The dedicated bunbury street tunnel flickr photostream was founded circa June 2011. A 30 second video of the same event is also recorded and archived on a server in Melbourne, Australia. The best of these recordings are sent to the
http://www.youtube.com/Railpage Australia youtube channel with some also being added to the flickr photostream.
So how successful has the project been? I will leave it to you guys to decide. I will leave you with this however. Today I checked the flickr photostream stats and was amazed to find we are approaching nearly 1 million views of the photostream. Yep, we are at circa 946,000 views of the stream. Now that is impressive!
There are just over 82,000 images on the photostream!
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